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Check out profiles of our favorite performers and theatre people, plus other informative stuff. 


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Success at CTI!

SoundBeacon Executive Producer, Glenna Bowman, returned from New York on Monday, 3/12, after an exciting visit with some of the leading producers and creative teams on Broadway. The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) hosted its "Three Day Intensive" event at The Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street, New York, NY.  Panels presented information on "Developing a New Show" (one of the things we are committed to at SoundBeacon Entertainment), "Marketing Trends on Broadway, "Offering Documents," and much more. …

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Thank You to our Sponsors!

On Saturday, March 3rd, the SoundBeacon Entertainment team showed appreciation for its Silver, Gold and Producer level donors with a private reception hosted at the beautiful Hill County home of Miriam and Rick Relyea.  The afternoon was absolutely beautiful and the comradery unparalleled.  Thank you to EVERYONE for supporting SoundBeacon Entertainment, as we continue to build a theatre arts organization committed to providing quality entertainment that is fun and inspiring!

Pictured: Amy Cohen, Diane &amp…

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Three-Day Intensive (CTI)

Our own Glenna Bowman is in New York City this week to take part in a Three-Day Intensive seminar sponsored by Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), the theatre industry’s leading training and professional development program. 

Leading Broadway producers Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, Rent), David Stone (Wicked, The Boys in the Band), and Kevin McCollum (Rent, The Play That Goes Wrong) will be there to share their experiences with the class. The team behind "The Band's Visit" will also be there to reveal the…

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Congrats to our raffle winner........ SUZANNE ROGERS.

She will receive 2 commemorative, stemless wine glasses and 2 tickets to the next SoundBeacon Entertainment show!

Here is what Suzanne had to say when she got the news:

"How exciting! ... I enjoyed "Esther" and hope to see it in full production someday soon."

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CTX Live Theatre gives "Esther" a thumbs up. 

CTX Live Theatre Review 

We are excited to have had our reading of "Esther A New Musical" reviewed by CTX Live Theatre. It is so wonderful to read a review that sees the hard work and dedication put into the piece. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to present this work.  

"Newly founded SoundBeacon Entertainment took on this big project in ambitious style and with a good understanding of how to market it. Expect to hear more from them before long." 

 Read the full review here


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"Esther" is a smashing success!

Here's what people are saying: 

"Spectacular!"     "I loved the plot and characters!"     "Gorgeous music! First class talent." 

"Clever, funny, substantial"     "Incredibly talented cast!"     "Overall entertaining and inspiring show!"

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show last week!  We had a great evening with about 150 in attendance at ZACH's Kleberg Stage!  Thanks to all who had such nice things to say, and to all the survey respondents who gave us great feedback!  We will keep you informed…

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Welcome to the Kleberg Stage

More exciting news about Esther, A New Musical!  

We will present our stage reading at Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage! (1421 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704)  This 225-seat theatre was built in 1972. Since then, a wide range of popular musicals have been produced in this space, including Next to Normal, Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rent, Porgy and Bess, Aida, Seussical, The Musical, Evita, and The Who's TommyGlenna Bowman, Matthew Shead and Thomas

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SoundBeacon Wins Grant Award!

SoundBeacon Entertainment is excited to announce that we have received a grant from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division to produce a stage reading of a new musical, "Esther." 

Set in Ancient Persia, ESTHER is the tale of a young Jewish woman who dreams of traveling the world. But when the king's anti-Semitic advisor conscripts young virgins from across the land to choose a new queen, Esther finds herself unwillingly at the center of the king's court, where she discovers that the most important…

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Final Performance Today!

The final performance of CALLED BY NAME is today! 

September 23, 2017 

2:00 p.m.  

Austin Oaks Church, 

4220 Monterrey Oaks, Austin, TX  78748. 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear these outstanding singers, along with our amazing 5-piece orchestra, led by Nick Brown (University of Texas, Austin).



The Set is Going Up!

(9/16/2017) You are the first to get a peek!  Just wait 'til we add light and sound!  

The set crew was hard at work on Sunday, getting the stage ready for CALLED BY NAME, to be presented THIS WEEK (Sept 21, 22 & 23).  Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Austin Oaks Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, TX  78749.


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Bowman directs original musical

Glenna Bowman will direct an original musical by Austin-based composer and lyricist Miriam Relyea at Austin Oaks Church, September 21 - 23, 2017. 

CALLED BY NAME tells the story of Mephibosheth, the forgotten lame son of Jonathan, son of Israel’s first King, Saul. Told with warmth and humor, it is a story of love and redemption - and a consistently mispronounced name. The performance is being presented in partnership with God of Hope Ministries, an organization that provides Christian care and discipleship…

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"CHICAGO" OPENS TONIGHT at The City Theatre 

8/18/2017 - Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle in the Kander and Ebb smash hit musical which is sure to deliver!  Directed by Matthew Shead, with Musical Direction by Thomas Azar. 

Matthew and Thomas teamed up in May for SoundBeacon Entertainment's presentation of UNSTOPPABLE! at the Scottish Rite Theater. The duo also worked together last year when The City Theatre presented LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. 

Choreography by Mark Sharon. With Emily Perzan, Alexander Bates, Patrick Wheeler, Shelby Schisler, Dara…

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Cast Announced for "CALLED BY NAME" 

8/10/2017 - Miriam Relyea (Producer, Grace Notes Production Company, Llc) and Glenna Bowman (Director) are excited to announce the cast for 'CALLED BY NAME, The Story of Mephibosheth."  The talented cast features Joseph Quintana in the title role of Mephibosheth, Matthew Edwardsen as King David, Luis Robert Garza as Ziba and Tori Robertson as the Narrator.  The equally talented ensemble includes Kristin DeGroot, Joel Bowman, Meredith Bowman, Cody Eastman, and Lara Holloway.  Performances will be September…

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Bowman wins "The Pitch"

7/17/2017 - New York, NY - This evening, Glenna Bowman of Austin, Texas, won "The Pitch for Outstanding Financial Presentation" awarded by the 2017 TRU* Producer Development and Mentorship Program (PDMP).  Ms. Bowman was selected from a field of her theater peers by PDMP Directors and Broadway producers, Jana Robbins, Martin Platt and David Elliott.  TRU Executive Director, Bob Ost, congratulated Ms. Bowman on her "very impressive work."  According to fellow classmate, Eren T. Gibson, "Glenna hit it out of…

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7/17/2017 - CALLED BY NAME, a Broadway-style, one-act, sung-through musical, tells the story of Mephibosheth, the forgotten lame son of Jonathan, son of Israel’s first King, Saul. Told with warmth and humor, it is a story of love and redemption -and a consistently mispronounced name. 


Tuesday, July 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, July 29th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


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SNL in NYC or UNSTOPPABLE! in Austin?

That's right, folks! Tommy Martinez could have been dancing with Katy Perry on Saturday Night Live this week, but he will be here in Austin, sharing his performance adventures with local audiences at the historic Scottish Rite Theater. Get your tickets to his UNSTOPPABLE! show and get ready for an evening of great singing and lots of fun!

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**it happens

A funny thing happened to Tommy once upon a Broadway stage.  Check out this video.


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2017 Met Gala with Katy Perry

Tommy Martinez performed at the 2017 Met Gala with Katy Perry!  Here is Katy arriving at the Gala, and Tommy (front, center) with the dance ensemble from the show.